The new profile picture has a story. A commission of Harpoon Willy's dockside restaurant in Portsmouth, the buyer wanted to return to a time 10+ years ago when St. John's Episcopal church on the hill was still visible. Temporal artistic license.
Back to the biography....In 1974, solidifying a lifelong interest in drawing, Francois took an oil painting course. You might say he took time for a career, family and life in general for 27 years (hey, we all have times like that.) In 2001, he renewed his interest in painting . A lifelong camera bug, he had developed an understanding of composition,light and color .He is self taught with his art- with the help of the odd seminar.
The New Hampshire Art Association they enjoy the "whimsical personality in ..style."
His paintings have twice been featured in the " Artists of the Seacoast" Calendar done by the Families First Foundation in Portsmouth. sales of the calendar go to the general fund of this non-profit and are used to aid families with health issues and insufficient funds.
A favorite of tourists to the Portsmouth area, he may be seen painting " en plein aire" most any summer day in Portsmouth.
He lives with his wife in Wells, Maine, an ideal place to venture out and paint the beauty of the seacoast.